§ Mr. W. Hamilton
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works why the provisional estimate of £200,000 for the 50W erection of Embassy Offices in Madrid has gone up to another provisional figure of £250,000
§ Mr. Rippon
Building costs in Spain have risen by nearly 25 per cent. since the provisional estimate of £200,000 was prepared in 1962. As a further increase is possible before building work starts, the revised estimate of £250,000, which is based on sketch plans, remains a provisional figure.